An exciting new volunteer programme has been launched on the Forth Meadow Community Greenway, in North and West Belfast.
Sustrans and Intercomm are recruiting and training a team of volunteers in a range of walking and cycling activities, as well as mediation skills.
Intercomm is funded through the North Belfast Strategic Good Relations Programme (NBSGRP) administered by the Community Relations Council (CRC).
The newly trained volunteer walk and cycle leaders will be supported to empower and lead people to enjoy the Forth Meadow Community Greenway and promote the shared space.
Rachael Ludlow-Williams, Sustrans Volunteer Coordinator said: “This is an exciting project ensuring local people can get involved and be at the heart of the greenway. Volunteers are pivotal to the new Greenway and we hope that the free training we offer will enable the wider community to walk and cycle along this shared space for many years to come.”
The Forth Meadow Community Greenway is a new £5.1 million EU PEACE IV-funded project to connect existing open spaces in north and west Belfast along a 12km route leading to the new Transport Hub in the city centre.
The Greenway will be at the heart of this project. It needs volunteers to bring it to life and encourage local people to get out walking and cycling.
Anybody who enjoys getting on a bike or walking should get involved – no experience is necessary, just a commitment to help others.